Once you find your light, I'm sure it will lead you back here.
Perhaps the most rewarding part of Cordelia’s life was being able to help so many people and animals almost all the time. She’d never really gotten the opportunity to flex her empathic, sympathetic abilities in an official capacity in Ca-Elum. Sure, she had plenty of friends and family that understood how caring she was and she was always ready to provide a hand or help to whoever needed it. But never in her life did she think that she’d be in a position within a guild that focused on saving and protecting the natural, living world. Most guilds were focused on one’s own self goals or earning as much jewel as possible. But Meliora Vitae was different and it made her prouder each day that she was not only a member but also an Ace.
And what incredible friends! She loved every single one of her fellow guildmates with all of her heart but somehow, through fate, luck or what-have-you, she had grown closest to her fellow Ace, Cassiti, and the man that had amazingly risen up to become the new Captain. Rhace was a lot of things but dedication was perhaps his strongest trait. He’d proven himself a worthy member of the guild and an amusing fellow that was somehow both stoic and animated all at once. His promotion had come quickly and, as such, he’d come to rely on both women for guidance and assistance in learning the ropes. The amount of time they already spent together had doubled, at the very least. It was nice and if Cordelia was honest with herself, as she usually was, she couldn’t deny that she enjoyed being in the proximity of both Rhace and Cassiti for long periods of time. The other Ace had been her friend longer and from that stemmed a different, romantic feeling that she acknowledged as a crush and nothing more. At the same time, there was little denying how handsome and charming Rhace was as well.
But the complicated, conflicted feelings within Cordelia were boxed away and marked to be dealt with in the future. She wasn’t one to shy away from honest and open conversations, both internally or externally, but she recognized it wasn’t as important as her and other’s responsibilities. She actively chose to focus her attention on the matters at hand and deal with whatever strange attractions she harbored later. It wasn’t like Cassi or Rhace were going anywhere anytime soon. It helped that a lot of their days were so filled with activities and responsibilities that she wasn’t given a free moment to daydream, at least until she was back home. Flopping down and laying back against the warm and soft side of Bowzer, she sighed as she looked up at the sky in exhausted bliss. A hard day’s work always helped to brighten her spirits, which was saying a lot considering her spirit was rarely anything but bright.
Her iLac gave a small buzz and she reached over to pick it up. There was a message in the group chat between herself, Cassi and Rhace. Looks like their new Captain wanted to treat them for all their help lately and asked if they wanted to go to the spring festival. It was like he read her mind! She’d heard all about the festivities taking place all around the globe and wanted nothing more than to go and see what they were all about. She barely had time to get her fingers on the device before another message popped up, with Rhace insisting that he was going to pay for everything and to meet him in the hangar when they were ready. She fought back a wide grin by biting her lip, even as she responded.Wow, what a gentleman. How can a girl say no to a date like that? Guess we’ll have to find some way to pay him back proper, Cassi. I’d love to go! I’ll be ready in a bit!
While she planned on protesting his paying for anything, she could easily do that when they arrived there. At the moment, she needed to take a quick rinse in the nearby pond and get herself ready. It would take her near an hour to get her hair, make up and outfit all perfect but once she had finished, she was bounding down to the hanger. She emerged from the stairwell with a bounce in her step, smiling from ear to ear as she came racing over. “Well don’t you look sharp and handsome?”
she complimented Rhace with a grin.